The home and family.
And their reaction towards my unconventional moveout/journey.
Im 19, still live at home. That will all change however. For years, i have wanted to live on the road, and see new things. New places, people, and experiences. I also feel that doing so will help me find my true calling in life.
I have some money ive saved to the side, and a backup plan the join the navy, in case my journey is fruitless.
I'd like to bicycle my way to the Ocala Gathering. Then after that, I will meander my way up the east coast, taking whatever educational opportunities that may come my way. Communes and ecovillages are also in my plans as I travel. As time passes, I plan to make my way to the National Gathering too.
While on the road, I will work seasonal odd jobs and play music (learning the flute, and maybe the melodica) for money when needed. Sleep on the otherhand will be even more unorthodox. To simply put it, I will sleep wherever I will not be seen or were I am not in danger. (i.e. wooded areas, nooks and crannies in safe places). If I have the extra cash ill fancy a hostel.
My vagabond plans are not unheard of in my family. Back when I was 18, i planned on hitchhiking. That plan was scrapped. Instead, i followed my parent's suggestions/orders to go to community college and work with my father.
While I did feel it was a waste of time, I still cherish some of the skills i learned. But now its time to live my life according to my will.
How can I announce this to my parents efficiently?
My mother is my concern. She is the human incarnation of stress and worry. I do feel it will be the one disease that will kill her. My plans will, however, bring more stress and worry. Yet, if I forsake my plans, again, I will, for lack of a more quaint way to put it, feel like ****.
What can you suggest?